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Al Jazeera America
May 13, 2014 9:00pm EDT
, and we just want to make it official. >> couples in arkansas going to the chapel or headed to the courthouse. what's the rush? >>> now a snapshot of stories making headlines on "america tonight". a tense stant off at a balt -- standoff at a baltimore tv station. a dump truck operator rammed the building, banged on the door claiming to be god. he was taken into custody >>> a connie in ukraine was travelling near donetsk when pro-russian separatists opened fire, and it took place in a province that voted for independence. >>> still missing - nigeria's stolen girls. u.s. aircraft are joining. there's word that the nigerian government may consider its original decision no the negotiate with boko haram. >> a landmark case in virginia is in the appeals court where a panel heard arguments on a decision to strike down the ban on gay marriage. virginia could become the second state to recognise same-sex marriage, joining arkansas. the question is how long? arkansas, the first southern state to recognise same-sex marriage is once again in a battle over civil rights. so far more than
MSNBC
May 14, 2014 1:00am PDT
from tonight the primaries happen in arkansas, georgia, idaho, kentucky, oregon and pennsylvania all in the same night. i have not only cancelled everything i was going to do that night. i have cancelled everything the next morning as well thinking it will be a late evening. part of of the reason a week from tonight is worth looking forward to and part of the reason the elections are getting more interesting overall than everybody thought they were going to be is because the polling so far for this year's elections and the primary results so far don't show things working out the way everybody thought they were going to work out. for example, senator mark pryor, democrat of arkansas, up for re-election, widely presumed to be in serious trouble this year in running for re-election. senator pryor voted for the affordable care act. voted for obamacare which is supposeded to ban automatic ticket to failure for democrats in the southern states at least if you listen to the beltway media. on his way into the election he became vulnerable mark pryor who was forced to run are against and from
Al Jazeera America
May 14, 2014 12:00am EDT
a home, three beautiful children, and we just want to make it official. >> couples in arkansas going to the chapel or headed to the courthouse. what's the rush? >> on techknow... >> so, this is the smart home... >> saving the environment >> the start point for energy efficiency, is to work with the sun... >> saving you money >> we harvest a lot of free energy >> and so we're completely off grid here >> how many of the appliances were almost a little too smart for us? >> techknow every saturday, go where science, meets humanity. >> this is some of the best driving i've ever done, even though i can't see. >>techknow >> we're here in the vortex... only on al jazeera america the performance review. that corporate trial by fire when every slacker gets his due. and yet, there's someone around the office who hasn't had a performance review in a while. someone whose poor performance is slowing down the entire organization. i'm looking at you phone company dsl. check your speed. see how fast your internet can be. switch now and add voice and tv for $34.90. comcast business built for business.
CSPAN
May 13, 2014 2:30am EDT
. so far hhs has granted 1115 waivers for three states arkansas iowa and michigan and we are going to hear the details on arkansas and michigan from steve fitton bay. arkansas is is under review new hampshire's in the process of applying. these states are all taking very different approaches but with the exception of michigan most states are using what is referred to as manned. premium assistance where states use medicaid funds to pay premiums for their beneficiaries and private plans offered through the marketplaces. states have also generally sought permission from hhs to charge premiums and add cost-sharing. some states have sought permission to produce traditional medicaid and if it's and some states have added wellness incentives. there are some pros and cons to these alternatives and we are going talk a lot about this today. among the pros first and foremost these alternatives are allowing states to break through political barriers they have faced and expand their medicaid programs. depending on the approach and i'm really preferring to the private -- to the premium assistanc
CSPAN
May 13, 2014 4:30am EDT
officials from arkansas and michigan for a little less than two hours. >> if i can have your attention. i am with the alliance for health reform. thank you all for coming. just a few wordsor context. the supreme court decided in 2012 that the medicaid exhangs in the affordable care act couldn't be forced on to states. that each state could decide whether or not to expand coverage turned medicaid program. half the states have moved forward. other states have decided against expansion now and some states are pursuing an altogether different path. the third way in the briefing title and in the hash tag if you're going tweet about this event,they are enrolling a target low income population in private insurance using federal medicaid dollars. to do that, they need federal approval in the form of a medicaid waiver. three states already have their waivers in hand and are operating their new programs. today we are going to take a look at the experiences of two of those states and a broader look at what some other states are proposing to do. we will also look at the ba
Al Jazeera America
May 1, 2014 11:00am EDT
and their possessions. andy has that story from arkansas. >> in the face of a tornado, most homes stand little chance of staying in one piece as the people of mayflower can attest. here in arkansas and many other states, the dangers associated with powerful twisters are well-known, so how do you keep your family safe? >> i don't travel with a chandelier now. >> manufacturing has been brisk since the outbreak. his underground bunker started at $3,000, and customers come from across the country. >> tornadoes make victims out of everybody, and i got anywhere from farmers to doctors, and everywhere in between. >> i talked to you on the phone. >> don thomas is one of those considering investing in a shelter. it's money he could use to make his home more resistent to storms, but like many residents, he thinks this is a wiser investment. >> a brick home, if it gets a direct hit, like an f4 or f5, it's going to be history, and i'm sold on the storm shelter myself. >> homes in arkansas are legally built to withstand storms up to 100 miles per hour. >> one of the other reasons that people don't build homes str
CSPAN
May 13, 2014 8:00am EDT
from the surgeon general of arkansas, joseph thompson. the alliance for health reform hosted this event. [inaudible conversations] >> if i can have your attention, my name's ed howard, i'm with the alliance for health reform. thank you all for coming. there are, as you are seeing people being directed to, someth seats up front if you are still looking. and i want to welcome you on behalf of senator rockefeller, senator blunt, the board of directors of the alliance to today's program on how i a handful of states are expanding coverage using federal medicaid dollars to purchase private insurance for low income residents. just a few words of context. the supreme court decided in 2012 that the medicaid expansion in the affordable care act couldn't be forced onto states, that each state could decide whether or not to expand coverage under the medicaid program. and about half the states have moved forward with the expansion, other states have decided against expansion. but some states are pursuing an altogether different path. the third way in the briefing title and in the hashtag if you're g
CSPAN
May 1, 2014 12:00pm EDT
projects probably won't be completed or ever get underway. arkansas has begun planning several projects to replace old bridges and widen highways and repair roads, but now their transportation officials have put ten projects on hold because of this looming crisis. madam president, construction is at its height during our summer months, so if the highway trust fund hits a crisis in the next few months, we could potentially see a construction shutdown, meaning workers are going to be left without paychecks, and that could add up to 10,000 jobs in florida according to the president of the florida transportation builders association, and across the country, failing to shore up our highway trust fund here could cost more than 180,000 jobs in fiscal year 2015. that is according to an analysis from the center for american progress. in kentucky, governor steve beshear summed it up by telling reporters -- and i quote -- "we can't afford for the highway trust fund to go incolonel vent." madam president, -- insolvent." madam president, state workers are counting on us to solve this. i'm hopeful we
CSPAN
May 12, 2014 8:30pm EDT
general of arkansas joseph thompson. the alliance for health reform hosted this event. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> if i can have your attention. i am with the alliance for health reform. thank you all for coming. target low-income population from the affordable care act and private insurance using federal medicaid dollars. to do that, they need federal approval in the form of a medicaid waiver. three states already have their waivers in hand and are operating their new programs. today we are going to take a look at the experiences of two of those states and a broader look at what some other states are proposing to do. we will also look at the balance between on the one hand exposing these same low income people to additional premiums are cost-sharing and on the other additional -- i'm sorry additional premiums in the condition of getting it and on the other hand not getting coverage at all. so we are pleased have as a partner today the commonwealth fund essentially philanthropy established to promote the common good and we are doubly pleased to have is t
CSPAN
May 12, 2014 12:00pm EDT
care law. panelists will focus on two states -- arkansas and michigan. just aget underway in moment. we will have live coverage when it starts at 12:15 eastern here on c-span. the u.s. house is on break this week. they will be back monday, may 19, but the senate gavels in at 2:00 eastern. senators will work on an energy bill that will provide incentives to promote energy savings and buildings. per seadrill limited set for 5:30. see the senate when a gavel and it 2:00 eastern on our companion network, c-span2. as we wait for that escutcheon, we will take you eight -- to a discussion on the recent implementation on health care law from this morning's "washington journal." >> again, we are live on capitol hill awaiting the start of the discussion on how states are handling medicaid expansion under the health care law. it should get underway just a couple of minutes. in the meantime, a discussion from this morning's "washington journal" on the implementation of the health care law. our media, louise radnofsky, health and reported for "the wall street journal" is here to talk about the affor
MSNBC
May 15, 2014 9:00pm PDT
. the week that senator mark pryor got a republican challenger for his senate seat in arkansas, the challenger started off ahead two points in the poles, ahead of the incumbent senator. democrat mark pryor was widely considered the most vulnerable in the country in an election year that everybody thinks is going to be tough for democrats overall. if things are going to be bad for democrats everywhere the common wisdom said that mark pryor really would not stand a chance at all in bright red arkansas. his challenger, republican congressman tom cotton, is conservative and young and had lots of money and was polling ahead right out of the gate. they started running tv ads against mark pryor not this spring but last spring, a year and a half before the election. outside groups running millions of dollars worth of ads all supporting the republican challenger, tom cotton and attacking senator mark pryor. basically it looked completely hopeless for him in arkansas. you can see mark pryor trying to find his feet and figure out house to respond to this early enslaughter against him. whe
Al Jazeera America
May 10, 2014 1:00pm EDT
's hammered an ideal environment for any exercise in democracy. jonah hull, al jazeera, dondon. >>> arkansas has become the latest state to allow same-sex marriages. at a time judge struck down the ban saying that it violated the rights of gay couples. arkansas began issue being same-sex marriage licenses this morning. >> that's despite the attorney general's vow to appeal that ruling. closing ceremony at the world trade center this morning where the unidentified remains from the 9-11 attacks were returned for the very first time in 13 years, but not everyone was happy about it. al jazeera john terret has more >> reporter: early saturday morning, ground zero bracing itself for an emotional return, under police escort, some of the unidentified remains from september 11th, 2001, are brought back to the world trade center site for the first time in 13 years. >>> this is one of the three caskets transported to the new 9-11 memorial museum which is due to be formally opened next week. but these family members are not happy about it. black arm bands cover their mouths to signify they were given no
MSNBC
May 21, 2014 6:00am PDT
in the brown district seat. and republican governor nathan deal won. and finally in arkansas, democrats hope republican candidates up and down the ballot can help them hold the governor's mansion. former democratic congressman mike ross easily defeated his competitor bryant and he'll take on asa hutchinson, who ran for governor himself back in '06. democrats home having roth at the top of the pickett will help him win over tom cotton. and democrats hope former fema administrator can beat his challenger. >> and democrat brendan boyle who beat marjorie margolis in the race. coming up, we'll get an update on the veterans affairs administration there. we have not heard from the president on the v.a. issues since the trip to asia. you're watching "the daily rundown" on msnbc. we know we're not the center of your life, but we'll do our best to help you connect to what is. new business owner, it would be one thing i've learned is my philosophy is real simple american express open forum is an on-line community, that helps our members connect and share ideas to make smart business decisions. if you m
Al Jazeera America
May 7, 2014 11:00am EDT
, setting upshot in alabama, arkansas. this is on the controversial law that goes into effect in mississippi on july 1st. >> they have happily married and living in jackson, mississippi. >> i'm married federally but in the state single. >> they have two biological daughters. they were married in maine but mississippi is not recognizing them as a couple. >> i'm told i'm going to hell and all kinds of things. >> they are worried about fewer rights after july 1st. the law is protecting the residents from the laws that allows them to practice their fate. >> i think we are being governed by people that don't represent us any more. >> we reached out but nobody spoke to us on camera, but one by phone. a the only thing you understand in order to tell the story fairly we need to get lawmakers that voted on camera to talk about this. so it is hard to tell -- >> we are not -- >> can i ask you, are your views antigay and lesbian, what's your take? >> i'm not sure what you are asking me? >> you are antigay and lesbian? [laughter] >> um, i don't know where that question is coming from. i don't know how to
MSNBC
May 23, 2014 11:00am PDT
is getting the runaround from veterans affairs. >>> chaos and confusion. voters in arkansas say poll workers went beyond the law and wound up blocking the vote. we start with the saga of donald sterling and what for now are his l.a. clippers. sources are now telling nbc news that donald sterling has given control of the team to his wife shelly and that she has agreed to voluntarily sell the team. those same unnamed sources also tell nbc news that there's no truth to the rumor that shelly sterling's camp is suing the nba. the news comes less than two weeks before the league's owners are set to vote on whether to force a sale of the team, following sterling's outrageous comments to a young "friend" that were caught on tape. the nba just issued this statement. "we continue to follow the process set forth in the nba constitution regarding termination of the current ownership interests in the los angeles clippers and are proceeding toward a hearing on the matter on june 3rd. joining me now is executive editor of the sports law blog. he is also a professor of sports law at boston college. dave zir
SFGTV
May 7, 2014 1:30pm PDT
rock, arkansas where i lived. they didn't have an international airport so he they moved to memphis, tennessee. that's why the memphis [speaker not understood] federal express is there. so, i think this is a good idea that we give them some southern hospitality here so that it will give us a chance to. more people to deal with, the old south in the past. ~ to have federal express i'm altos happy to see them because i know it's a arkansas-tennessee connection. when there was no international airport to memphis tennessee coming to san francisco, sfo. thank you. >> thank you. anybody else wish to comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. [gavel] >> colleagues -- >> [speaker not understood]. >> motion move forward with recommendation, we can take without objection. [gavel] >> madam clerk do we have any other business in froth of us? >> no, mr. chair. >> thanks. we'll have a 15-minute break until 2 o'clock. we are adjourned. [adjourned] >> so what brought you out here for the bike ride today? >> i grew up in san francisco but i have been living in new york. i wanted to see what san
FOX News
May 12, 2014 10:00am PDT
polling to so the survey by nbc news that shoes democrats are doing well in kentucky, georgia and arkansas. the long- time incumbent in arkansas and considered one of the funnerable incumbents and arkansas lost that 24 percentage points to mitt romney and he's facing challenger thomas cotton. and many polls show him up by comfortable double-digit leads and higher approval rating than president obama and feels so good he appeared with him to tour the hurricane damage. there are surprising numbers for democrats and it doesn't mean they are not facing tremendous head winds. >> byron, last time the republicans thought they had hopes of taking the senate they shot themselves in the foot with candidates that don't mesh up. the discussion seems to be that democrats that were on life support seem to be finding new life? >> yeah, i think everybody groe agrees that recruiting is better for republicans this time around. there is no christine odonald ored to akin types. they have to win six senate seats. >> republicans do. >> republicans, do. they have to assume they will do so in montana and south da
CBS
May 10, 2014 5:30pm PDT
and jennifer kissed outside the courthouse in fort smith, arkansas. becoming the first gay couple married less than a day after a judge tossed out arkansas' voter approved ban on gay marriage. kim robinson and her partner felicity are one of 11 couples who sued to get a 2004 voter approved constitutional amendment overturned. >> going into this, we had the expectation of arkansas being one of the least likely states for this to have been approved in. it's just one more reason for us to be proud of our state. >> but the arkansas attorney general says he will appeal the judge's ruling which allowed marriages to begin immediately. >>> what makes your blood boil? the factors we live with that make two bay area cities among the most stressed out in the country. >> well, it may not make your blood boil but it sure will be hot. another heat wave due in this week. we have got the forecast as look live at san jose after a break. ,, to prepare our kids to compete main today's economy?way woman: a well-rounded education that focuses on science, math, and career training for students who don't choose coll
MSNBC
May 3, 2014 11:00am PDT
the devastating tornado damage in arkansas first hand. the president will be meeting with the families affected. he'll also be meeting with first responders and recovery workers wednesday. tornadoes struck the state earlier this week, killing 15 in arkansas alone. at least 34 others died in those storms that barrelled through mississippi, alabama, oklahoma, and iowa. this will be president obama's first trip to arkansas while in office. >>> a big endorsement today for a candidate who's not even running for office just yet. hillary clinton. this morning, virginia senator tim kain announced his support for a possible clinton run for the white house in 2016. kain telling the south carolina women's democratic council that clinton is, quote, the right person for the job. we will dig into the significance of that announcement with the brain trust. coming up. >>> the fastest two minutes in all of sports gets underway in just a few hours. of course, we're talking about the 140th kentucky derby. this year's favorite to win, there he is, california chrome. and the weather in kentucky could not be nicer.
MSNBC
May 13, 2014 10:00pm PDT
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Al Jazeera America
May 26, 2014 8:00pm EDT
homes after the 16 tornadoed droided the area. you are from arkansas, right? >> i am. >> so this is a big day for you and your team, but you decided not to take it off, but to help the people of arkansas. tell us why. >> well, team rubicon, we're a veteran lead, largely vedran-based volunteer organization, and as veterans, we figure the best way to honor the legacy of service members who gave their lives is to serve on their behalf. what does a day like this mean to you as you help the people in arkansas? >> me personally it's an honor and privilege to serve along my brothers and sisters. these are folks that gave up days or weeks with their own familiar list and came from all over the country to support and assist the disaster relief here. so more than anything it is a blessing to get to stand shoulder to shoulder with them, but get to do it in service to something bigger than ourselves, deeply meaningful to uls as veterans. >> and you do it worldwide. can you explain what team rubicon is, and why you believe it's important? >> absolutely. team rubicon was founded in 2010 b
Al Jazeera America
May 1, 2014 9:00am EDT
for better way to say safeguard homes. we report from arkansas. >> in the face of a tornado, most homes stand little chance of staying in one piece. as the people of play flower can attest, here in arkansas and many other states, the dangers are well known. how do you keep your family safe? >> it don't come with a chandelier now. [ laughter ] >> the storm shelter manufacturer's underground bunkers start at $300,000 and customers come from across the country. >> tornadoes make victims out of everybody, so, you know, i've just got everywhere from farmers to doctors and everything in between, really. >> i'm don thomas. >> don, how are you doing. >> i talked to you on the phone. >> right. >> he is considering investing in a shelter to make his home more resistant to storms. he thinks this is a wiser investment. >> a brick home, you know, if it gets a direct hit, you know, like a f4 or f5, you know, it's going to be history most of the time, you know, and i'm sold on the storm shelter, myself. >> homes in arkansas are legally built to withstand winds of 140 kilometers an hour. making them any stro
CSPAN
May 6, 2014 12:00pm EDT
be recognized followed by the senator from arkansas, senator pryor. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. thune: madam president, i would modify that unanimous consent request and ask that senator pryor be riefd at the conclusion of my remarks followed by senator barrasso. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. thune: madam president, "usa today" and the pew research center released a poll that found americans are dissatisfied with the direction that the country is going. 62% of americans rate their personal financial situation as poor or fair, and a whopping 65% want the next president to pursue policies different from those of the current president. madam president, what i would suggest is that the american people are tired, they're tired of seeing their bills go up while their paychecks don't. they're tired of having to work harder just to stay in place, to say nothing of getting ahead. and they're tired of economic promises that are often repeated but never fulfilled. our economy is supposedly been ben in recovery for years but it's a recovery that feels a lot like a recession
MSNBC
May 12, 2014 6:00am PDT
into the summer of campaigning. voters in arkansas, georgia, idaho, kentucky, oregon and pennsylvania all head to the polls that day. early voting is already under way in two of those states, arkansas and georgia. voters have been mailed ballots in a third. oregon is an all vote by mail state. three of the contests will test the strength of the tea party, the senate races in kentucky and georgia in particular and the fight in idaho's second congressional district. then there's the race that combines big personalities, the highest legislative stakes and it likely to be one of the most expensive, ugliest races over the next six months. >> if people believe we need to go in a different direction, the only thing that can be accomplished in 2014 is to change the senate, make me the leader of a new majority going in a different direction. my opponent is new to politics but she would be a vote for the same old thing. >> senator mcconnell believes that she is not -- it's not his responsibility to bring jobs back to the state. it's the number one job and responsibility, it's my number one priority. >>
MSNBC
May 13, 2014 7:00pm PDT
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Bloomberg
May 4, 2014 8:30am EDT
around energy? >> we caught up with steyer in the tiny town of mayflower, arkansas, where he was getting a look at the cleanup site from an estimated 5000 barrel oil spill. >> here is some just off the top of the water. it's sticky. it's extremely sticky. >> very sticky. >> it smells awful. >> in march, 2013, a shallow underground pipeline owned by exxonmobil burst, sending oil running down a mayflower residential street, as can be seen in this video. >> the smell is unbelievable. i mean, look. there's oil. >> the oil flowed down the street through a drainage ditch and emptied into a marshy area. the heavy crude had come from alberta, canada, thousands of miles away. >> what are the booms for? >> the booms are to soak in the oil. they are supposed to -- >> literally? >> yeah. literally -- >> that's what they're for? >> they're supposed to repel water and soak in oil. >> steyer had come to mayflower to gather ammunition for what may be the biggest fight of his life -- trying to stop the keystone xl pipeline from being built. steyer worries more leaks like this one in mayflower could happe
Bloomberg
May 11, 2014 1:00pm EDT
to change the policy of energy? >> we caught up with his town in arkansas where he was looking at the oil spill. here is some just off the top of the water. it's sticky. it's extremely sticky. it smells awful. >> in march, 2013, a shallow underground pipeline owned by exxon runs down the residential street as you see in this video. >> the smell is unbelievable. look, there is oil. >> the oil flowed down the street through a drainage ditch. the crews had come from alberta, canada, thousands of miles away. >> what are they for? >> they are to soak in the oil. they are supposed to. they are supposed to soak in water. >> steyer had come to mayflower together ammunition for what may be the biggest fight of his life, trying to stop the pipeline from being built. he worries more leaks like this one could happen. the proposed by blind would stretch from the canadian border across the u.s. to the existing pipeline that carries oil to the refinery. >> it is not going to the united states. it is going to be more oil not from the middle east. that is true, but it just means there is more oil not from
Al Jazeera America
May 28, 2014 12:00pm EDT
rights activist, educator, historian. she was born in st. louis, but was raised in the state of arkansas. her difficult life was detailed in "i know where the caged bird sings." she was raped at the age of eight and didn't speak for five more years. >> mia angelou. >> reporter: she starred as a dancer, winning a scholarship that lead to performing on broadway and a variety of tv shows. but a more serious calling sent her overseas. she ran newspapers in egypt, taught in ghana, and learned five languages. she published more than 30 best-selling titles. she awls acted in the famous tv series "roots." among her accomplishmenaccompli pulitzer prize awards and much more. >> imagine it a black girl from arkansas smaller than this little town here. this little village. imagine it. now one of the most important writers. imagine it. >> reporter: the poem she wrote for president clinton's inauguration sold more than 1 million copies. >> come you may stand upon my back and face your distant destiny, but seek no haven in my shadow. >> reporter: she died at her home in north carolina. she was 86. >>>
Al Jazeera America
May 28, 2014 1:00pm EDT
in the state of arkansas. her difficult childhood was reflected into her biography. she is lived a life of segregation and violence in her own home. she was raped at the age of eight and did not speak for five years. the serious calling center overseas. she wrote in egypt and ghana and learned to speak five languages. she continued to write publishing best selling titles. she acted in the previous tv series, roots. among her accomplishments, pulitzer prize nomination, and honorary degrees and the presidential medal of freedom. >> imagine it, a black girl from a little village in arkansas, similar to this little town. this little village. imagine it. >> the poem she wrote for president clinton's inauguration in 1993 sold more than is million copies. >> come, you may stand upon my back, but seek known haven. >> maya angelou's life is not measured by moments of her breath, but the moments that take life away. she died in north carolina. she was 86. >> more on freeing the missing girls. when we come back, more on bringing peace to that country. >> it's now been nor than a month since those
Al Jazeera America
May 29, 2014 3:00am EDT
rights act visit, educator, historian. she was born in st. louis, but raised in the sit of arkansas. her difficult childhood reflected in her biography "i know why the caged bird sippings." it was marred by racial discrimination and violence in her own home. she was raped and didn't speak for five years. >> she starred as a dancer, winning a scholarship leading to performing on broadway and a variety of tv chose. in a calling center overseas she wan newspapers, talked in ghana and learnt to speak five languages. she wrote, publishing more than 20 best-selling titles. she acted in "roots." >> movie reel: thou that you are a man, what will you do. >> among her accolade, putlitze prize and awards. >> imagine it, a black girl from arkansas, smaller than this up to, this village. imagine it. now considered one of the most important writers. >> a poem she wrote for president clinton's inauguration sold more than 1 million copies. >> come, you may stand on my back and face your destiny. seek no haven in my chateau. >> mary angelou wrote life is not measured by the breath we take, but the momen
KRON
May 10, 2014 11:00pm PDT
tornado touched down near marshall near kansas city. >>> one day after a judge in arkansas ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, couples lined up to get married. christina talked with those in line. >> i'm in shock, but, yeah, first gay marriage in history. >> reporter: it's a day they've been waiting for for years. >> it's an indescribable feeling. i didn't expect this to happen. it's great. >> reporter: she filed the lawsuit declaring the ban on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional in 2013. >> many, many people are going through and getting marriage licenses, and i was the proud witness in the first same-sex marriage in the state of arkansas. >> reporter: immediately after friday's ruling, she says the attorney general's office filed a motion for an emergency stay. >> i imagine monday or tuesday that will be addressed. they'll try to get the judge to stop all of this. they got 30 days from yesterday to file their appeal to the supreme court, and when the supreme court renders its decision, this case is over with. >> reporter: but nothing could stop these ne
FOX
May 7, 2014 4:30am PDT
in arkansas that were hit hard by severe tornadoes. the president will meet with people effected and emergency responders. 15 people were killed when tornadoes ripped through the suburbs of little rock. after arkansas president obama is heading to california. tonight he is attending a democratic party fundraiser in the los angeles area. and he is scheduled to give a speech and receive an award at the university of southern california. then thursday evening president obama will be in the bay area to attend two fundraiser. unified from he will visit -- on friday he almost visit a walmart store to talk about the performance of energy efficiency. >>> it says the team will not include u.s. armed forces. three weeks ago the islamic extremist group kidnapped 300 girls from their school. 276 of them are still being held and the group's leader says he is selling them into marriage. eight more girls were taken from their homes. after that announcement u.s. lawmakers gathered on the steps of the capitol. >> it is clear that kidnapping these girls challenges the conscious of the world in a very specific a
Al Jazeera America
May 20, 2014 9:00pm EDT
chemist at the arkansas lab. he says amphetamine is back with a ven gones. >> i don't think there's a drug as addictive with a high impact on quality of life as amphetamine. . >> i was 26 when i started using. and i'm 43 years old now. that's how it goes around here. five miles from here, five miles around you there's probably 100 or more people selling dope. >> how badly has the community been affected? >> there's more kids on it than i have seen in my life. >> have your kid gotten into it? >> two of my boys have. >> how old are they? >> 13 and maybe 14. >> where are we right now? >> near wal-mart. >> what are we doing here? >> we are going to get supplies to make dope. >> for years this is how veronica maintained her habit. purchasing camping kerosene, fertiliser and cooking them. it's shake and bake. producing a potent form of meth that can be injected much. >> it's not sophisticated. it's a plastic bottle with a rubber hose attached. in arkansas, this is the way they patter out amphetamine. this is the last step of the shake and bake method. >> in this demonstration the police departme
Al Jazeera America
May 7, 2014 4:00pm EDT
jazeera, kiev. >> president obama was in arkansas getting a first-hand look at the devastation caused by last month's deadly tornadoes. while touring the damage he made a promise. >> the federal government will be right here until we get these communities rebuilt. because when something like this happens to a wonderful community like this, it happens to all of us, and we have got to be there for them. >> the president met with victims, local officials and emergency personnel, and 15 people died. when tornadoes ripped through the suburbs. another tornado leveled the town. the weather that hit arkansas was part of a violent storm system that killed 35 people. >>> the first fight card has been set for this year's elections. >> michael and morgan, north carolina features a very key battle which will determine who controls the senate. kay hagin considered one of the most vulnerable democrats, and last night they got the hagen opponents they want. tom tillis overcame two tea party challengers. he received the votes that he needed for the primary run off. >> this is part of our primary missi
FOX News
May 20, 2014 9:00pm PDT
important one about what's happening out in arkansas. tom cotton is a freshman congressman. you've had him on. the republicans recruited him to run in arkansas which is where they want very much to beat incumbent pryor. this is an example how the republican party can retake the senate if they can unite behind strong candidates like tom cotton that's how they do it not by getting into the shouting match that carried us in november. >> he's one of the guys who had his military service attacked by the or side. but here's my question but karl rove will be here later. more and more today we're hearing this theme from democrats. it seems to be coming out of nowhere. we're seeing these sort of establishment republicans win tonight and i don't want to say the tea party is not winning but the more radical tea party is not winning, okay. whatever the word is. >> right. >> but nonetheless that's not what you would think if you were list listening to debbie wasserman-schultz. they are coming out the same messages over and over saying the civil war in the gop is over, the tea party won. it's engulfed t
MSNBC
May 9, 2014 6:00am PDT
. north carolina is off and running, arkansas, kentucky and georgia are about to put their primaries in the past. but which current colleagues are causing the most concern for the majority leader? we have more from my harry reid interview. and as the outcry over the v.a. hospital horror stories continue and the alleged coverups grow louder on capitol hill, an unusual move to acquire e-mails from a cabinet secretary before he testifies. >> plus, ahead of mother's day, we have a fun new poll question for you. about the feelings on the self-proclaimed mom in chiefs and her immediate predecessors. it might surprise you who the country most admires and where in the country lives depends on who you admire. happy friday. it's may 9th, 2014. the president devoted his entire day raising money from the country as largest atm machine, the state of california. he's been at events in los angeles and silicon valley. he warned democrats shouldn't be sitting out the mid terms. >> democrats have a congenital defect when it comes to our politics and that is we like voting during presidential years and
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